In a small, nondescript apartment building deep in working-class Brooklyn, a formidable crew of artists, historians, activists and revolutionaries gather to begin the next internet radio broadcast. They are the Coalition to Preserve Reggae Music (CPRReggae), a non-profit dedicated to educating people about the culture, history and political power of reggae music. They beam their weekly shows into households around the world, with a chat room on the side filled with commentary. And for how serious their mission is, they seem to have a lot of fun.
The guests on their show range from the local to the international, from the musical to the revolutionary and political. It's not unusual in a broadcast to slide from hearing words like "dancehall" and "calypso" to "oppression" and "capitalism". When young Jamaicans rose up last year in protest of a state plan to privatize and demolish the historic birthplace of the Rastafari movement, CPR Reggae was broadcasting live updates from the Occupy Pinnacle movement. It's a dynamic place.
Occupy activists have also been frequent guests on the show, and we want to show love for CPR Reggae and encourage you to support their non-profit efforts. One way is to attend this Saturday's show:
For those who aren't in NYC, you can watch the event by live-stream with a special OCCUPY discount by clicking here and entering code 74C4CBD087.
And if you can't do either, we suggest making a small donation to CPR Reggae to keep the music and the resistance alive!
And as always... Keep Fighting